1 July 2016
By Elaine Murphy
¿Estás listo? It’s that time of the year, the days are getting longer, the weather is getting better, and the Campo Viejo Tapas Trail is almost upon us again. What’s more enjoyable than good food, great company, and a glass or two of Campo Viejo Reserva? Discover the true passion, generosity and vibrancy of Spain as the Tapas Trail returns to the streets of Cork city from 12th – 27th July. For further information and to purchase tickets, priced at €30 plus booking fee per person, log onto www.campoviejotapastrail.ie.
Make like a Spaniard, let go of your worries and lose yourself in this now annual celebration of the best of Spanish wine and cuisine right on your doorstep. Spend a summer Tuesday or Wednesday evening strolling in the sunshine, visit four of the city’s best tapas restaurants and enjoy a selection of authentic Spanish tapas created to complement the well balanced, tasty and round, full flavours associated with Campo Viejo Reserva. Hosts guide guests along the route from restaurant to restaurant inspiring them with local city and Spanish anecdotes and share their expertise and insights into the unique characteristics of Campo Viejo wines.
The highlight of the summer food calendar for many Corkonians, this year sees the welcome addition of Fenn’s Quay, Shears Street to the list of Tapas Trail restaurants. With a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere the menu boasts simple and creative dishes with a global inspiration. Returning for 2016 are Arthur Maynes, Pembroke Street, a secret oasis in the heart of the city and purveyors of fine wine and food with finesse; Brick Lane South, South Main Street, set in the iconic Queens Old Castle where trail-goers can sit back, relax and enjoy tapas in a homely atmosphere; and Bodega, St. Peter’s Market, a venue with timeless appeal, housed in the same magnificent building that was once home to St. Peter’s food market.
Speaking about the Tapas Trail, Avril Gilligan, Brand Manager of Campo Viejo, said: “We’re thrilled that it’s that time of the year again, warmer weather and the return of the Campo Viejo Tapas Trail to the streets of Cork city. What’s better than spending some time exploring four different restaurants, being treated to tasty tapas, and all complimented by a glass of Campo Viejo Reserva. It’s a wonderful chance to experience the colour and vibrancy of Spanish culture in some of Cork city’s best restaurants.”